66 Wentworth Avenue

Welsh + Major was engaged to revitalise the public spaces of a 1980’s commercial building designed by Gergely & Pinter. The original foyer features a stone bas-relief by renowned Australian artist Rosemary Madigan; we reinvigorated this work with new lighting and a colorful ‘reflection piece’ opposite. A second car park foyer on the other side … Continued

Albert Street

The address of this house has been reversed over time with the rear of the old terrace facing the street. A precast off-the-shelf concrete culvert now forms part of the street composition creating a street presence, both welcoming and protective. The new work is a sequence of external and internal spaces that play with the … Continued

Annandale House

Set behind an existing weatherboard cottage, a series of interlocking masonry volumes are placed to gain the maximum amount of light and air. A new lightwell was created immediately behind the cottage, followed by three new brick volumes which slide down the southern side of the site. Each volume is thinner than the next like the … Continued

The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory, built on Gadigal Land, has survived fire, police invasion, and countless parties…..It’s been a hat factory, a printers, a squat and a ‘social-centre’. Now it enters a new phase of its life. The Hat Factory unpicks the romantic ideal of living in a warehouse – the 2 dwellings are permeable rather than … Continued

Cohen Park

Utilising a remnant brick wall of a long since demolished warehouse, Cohen Park has been reinvigorated with a new amenities building, tennis hit-up walls, hard courts and a cricket practice pitch to augment the existing playing fields. The amenities take their material cue from the remnant brick wall, building a robust solid masonry enclosure within … Continued

A House With Tiles On It

Presented with an existing Federation house – a freestanding bungalow that had been unsympathetically added to in the sixties or seventies – our brief was to reinvigorate the home for a family of four. The result reinstates the dignity of the original home and re-connects with its site and context. A new pavilion now re-aligns … Continued

Hordern Street

The alterations to this inner city house fit between the remnants of an old sandstone stable wall and the body of an old cottage. The addition is sympathetic to the form of the old cottage with the roof pitched up towards the street to capture light while maintaining privacy. The new steel framed volume is … Continued

Twin Set

To accommodate a large busy family, this semi-detached house was expanded into its twin, creating a much larger home while allowing for the future re-division of the building into two homes again. From the street, the expansion is designed to be discrete, maintaining the original streetscape and scale. Beyond, the house is reorientated to focus … Continued

Steel Park

Inner West Council engaged Welsh + Major to re-imagine an existing caretakers building as a new community centre in parklands adjoining the Cooks River. The centre caters for mother’s groups, a breakfast club, children’s play groups, community meetings, small functions, education uses and a pop-up library. The centre is intended to become an important gathering … Continued

The Mercantile Hotel

Welsh + Major are currently working with the operators of the Mercantile Hotel and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority on the next chapter of the life of this iconic hotel in The Rocks. A favourite haunt of The Rocks locals and visitors alike, we are looking to move the hotel on from the ‘Irish feel’ … Continued